. it officially kicks off the holiday season here in the bay area. steve colvin, i feel like it's been a good year since i have see you. >> welcome back. >> reporter: tell me what to expect? >> today we have the winter carnival which starts at 4 p.m. of the and that's a family oriented event. we have pony rides, face painters, santa, and everything in between 4 to 6 today and then we have the disney on ice show 6 to 7 p.m. and culminates with the building lighting ceremony. >> reporter: the building light something at 6:00 and tell me about that. >> so tonight we'll light the lights of the great buildings. 17,000 lights. we are going to have a special guest who i'm not going to mention right now. we are going to do a big countdown and we are going to have the disney on ice skaters here. >> reporter: it's always remarkable because you get to see the lights lit up all year long through new year's eve. if you want more information about the "holiday lighting" right here with frank and michelle, we'll be here live on cbs 5, go to cbssf.com/events. michelle and frank i'll save a piece of ice for you.